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Welcome to Italian-mysteries.com
(gialli.com)

The Definitive Website for:
• English-language Mystery Novels Set in Italy
• International Crime Series Available on DVD

WEBSITE HIGHLIGHTS

GIALLI AUTHOR OF THE YEAR (2014)
TIMOTHY WILLIAMS

Timothy Williams' outstanding Commissario Trotti series was originally published in 1982-1996. Soho Crime is currently publishing the entire backlist of the five novels. Williams was selected as one of the ten best modern European Crime Writers by the Guardian in the UK. Soho has also published his two novels in the Anne Maries Laveaud series set on the French island of Guadeloupe, in the Caribbean. (Another Sun & The Honest Folk of Guadeloupe)

Timothy Williams Links

Author Page  •  Interview  •  Website  •  Guardian Article  •  Best Reviews


Extensive Coverage of
International Crime Series AVAILABLE on DVD
(With English Subtitles)
ITALY • SWEDEN • DENMARK • FRANCE • NORWAY • OTHER

MHz Networks:  International Mystery is now shown every evening!
Check out how you can watch these great mysteries!

WHAT'S NEW ON TV & DVD - International Crime Series


Recent Donna Leon NEWS!!
Donna Leon's #23
By Its Cover

Toni Sepeda's
Brunetti's Venice

Roberta Pianaro
Brunetti's Cookbook

 A Few Drops of Blood
by Jan Merete Weiss

by Valerio Varesi
Gold, Frankincense and Dust

New Steven Saylor
Raiders of the Nile

BOOK DETAILS
Book categories
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Book detail pages include jacket notes, picture of the cover, our rating, "set in" location, theme, author photo and bio. Unique Views by Theme and by Location.

REVIEWS & RATINGS

Insightful reviews of some of the books we feature on our website.

We have devised a 5-level rating system for books set in Italy. See the criteria in the table below.


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Rating Books and Authors
Both books and authors are rated according to the flags system below. In any author
list, the higher rated authors will usually be grouped towards the top of the list.
Rating
Explanation
5-flags: Top-notch. Captures the essence of the Italian personality and Italy's social and political culture. Well written. Interesting characters that are authentic Italians. A joy to read!
4-flags: Very good. Italian references are reasonable. A few English or American characters. Well written.
3-flags: Pretty good. Too many non-Italian characters, however interesting.
2-flags: Good. Not as well written and the Italian references are not authentic. Practically no Italian characters. Could have taken place anywhere.
1-flag: Really bad. Definitely not recommended.
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Not rated yet.

Background

Our library has been collected over many years, driven by a love of Italy and the enjoyment of a good mystery or thriller. The Internet has been essential in finding many of our books. Doing keyword searches at Amazon.com or abebooks.com was a good start at expanding our collection.


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